During the winter months the Highway Department will occasionally receive calls regarding damage to mailboxes either from snowplows directly or from the force of snow being thrown by the plows. Remember, snowplows can hurl hundreds of pounds of snow in one pass. If damage is, indeed, caused by snow removal, it is not done intentionally, but is an unfortunate consequence of snow removal. It is understood that mailboxes must be placed on the highway right-of-way; however, this does not grant people any legal rights in the highway when needed for highway purposes. According to New York State\\\'s Highway Law, when the necessities of keeping the highway open conflict with the reception of mail, the latter must stand aside. Under the law, a homeowner could even be required to remove the mailbox and are also not subject to repair by the municipality.



Non Emergency Front Desk
Non Emergency (631) 288-3444
165 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Non-emergency hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

About the Police Department

For emergency, Dial 911 Non-Emergency 631-288-3444 Police Patch

The principal mission of the Westhampton Beach Police Department is to protect life and property, to work with our community to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime.
Through community-oriented and problem solving policing the members of the Westhampton Beach Police Department will provide personalized services to the public with respect for human dignity according to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and accountability. It is with this commitment to policing excellence that we will continuously improve the quality of life for all in the Village of Westhampton Beach.



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